* DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. London: John Murray, 1871.
2 volumes, 8vo (186 x 122 mm). Half-titles; numerous illustrations. (Bound without advertisements). 20th-century half green morocco gilt (endpapers becoming loose, upper covers detached, some light wear). Provenance: Albert May Todd (1850-1931); American chemist, "The Peppermint King of Kalamazoo" (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, second issue, with list of other works by Darwin on verso of title-page in place of the errata present in the first issue. 2,400 copies of the first issue were published on 24 February and sold for £1.4s; the second issue was published the following month. Freeman 938.
Property from the Estate of Steve and Peggy Fossett, Carmel, California